Hey, it's Yuto here from @sudachi.recipes Today I'm going to share a well known and well loved dish, Omurice!
What is "Omurice"?
Omurice is a famous "yoshoku" dish, you might have seen it on Japanese TV or in anime.
Omurice is made up of ketchup fried rice with chicken and vegetables and then wrapped in a beautifully fluffy omelette.
It's a popular dish to make at home and eat in restaurants, kids love it especially!
It's a quick recipe and a great way to use up left over rice. Like with any fried rice, day old rice always fries up the best! It's also great if you have lots of eggs that you need to use up! (You'll need 5 for this recipe).
What does "Omurice" mean?
Omurice is the combination of the two words "omelette" and "rice" together, to make "Omurice".
It is actually written as オムライス or "omuraisu" in Japanese.
Tips on getting the best Omelette
Omelettes are one of those things where practice makes perfect. The best thing to do is check out YouTube videos and copy what they do... but even then, they make it look so easy and simple right? Here are a few tips for making sure your omelettes come out perfect every time!
- Use a non stick pan.
- Add a little bit of oil, and then wipe it away with kitchen paper so there's a very thin layer of oil there. (I use this technique for pancakes too!) You can also use oil spray or butter.
- The pan should be a medium low heat, you need time to scramble them a bit before adding your filling and flipping them.
- Add the rice filling WHILE the omelette is still runny and cooking, if you wait until it's fully cooked the omelette will brown too much. The goal is a smooth, yellow omelette.
- Use a spatula to fold the edges over. I use a silicone spatula that I usually use for baking, it's smaller and more precise than a regular spatula.
Variations of Omurice
Once you've perfected your omelette wrapping skills, there's lots of different kinds of fillings you can put in omurice. If rice and ketchup isn't your thing, you can change it up a bit!
- Omu Curry (オムカレー) White rice wrapped in an omelette and served with Japanese curry.
- Omuhayashi (オムハヤシ) White rice wrapped in an omelette and served with a western style beef stew known as "hayashi".
- Omu Taco (オムタコ) Okinawan style taco rice wrapped in an omelette.
- Omusoba (オムそば) Japanese yakisoba noodles wrapped in an omelette.
I hope you found these tips and information useful. Have fun making your own Omurice!Print
Easy Japanese "Omurice" Omelette Rice (オムライス)
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2 portions
How to make quick and easy Japanese Omelette Rice Omurice (オムライス)
- ½ White onion
- 2 tsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Butter
- 150g Chicken breast
- 40g Mushrooms
- 1 tbsp White wine
- 200g Cooked rice (see note)
- 1 pinch Salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp Ketchup
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Green peas
- 5 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Milk
- Dash of Olive oil
- First, heat your pan on medium with 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp butter.
- Dice ½ white onion and add it to the pan. Sauté until softened.
- Slice 40g mushroom and cut 150g chicken breast into small pieces.
- Once the onions are softened, add your mushrooms and chicken to the pan.
- Add 1 tbsp white wine to the pan and fry everything until the chicken is cooked through.
- Add the 200g of cooked rice with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Add 3 tbsp ketchup and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce and mix well.
- Add 1 tbsp of green peas with a pinch of parsley. Mix in and fry for one minute.
- Turn off the heat.
- Heat a separate non-stick pan on medium, this will be for the omelette.
- In a large bowl, crack 5 eggs and add 2 tbsp milk and 1 tsp olive oil.
- Whisk for 1 minute or until the eggs are a bit fluffy.
- Add a little bit of oil to the pan and then wipe the excess away with a paper towel. This will stop too many browned spots appearing on your omelette.
- Pour half of your mixture into the pan and using chopsticks (or a fork), whisk the omelette a little while it's cooking. This will make it nice and fluffy. Work quickly, it cooks fast!
- When it's half cooked, add half of the rice to the centre of the omelette.
- Fold one side over the top of the rice using a spatula and then on that same side, fold it again so that the rice is wrapped in the omelette.
- Slide it onto a plate.
- Repeat steps 4-8 for the next dish.
- Place a paper towel over the omelette to absorb any excess oil, you can also adjust the shape into the classic rugby ball omurice shape at this point too.
- Garnish with ketchup and parsley for decoration.
- Serve and enjoy!
We recommend using day old rice from the fridge (or defrosted from the freezer) for the best results on the fried rice filling.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Rice
- Method: Fry
- Cuisine: Japanese
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